Posts tagged ‘writing from the heart’

Autumn in Essoyes

…As always, the vendange brought new faces and a new bustling energy to the town for those 10 days. Rain or shine, cool, misty mornings, blazingly hot afternoons, students, gypsy families, and of course many townspeople pitched in to bring in the grapes…

Continue Reading October 23, 2016 at 6:54 pm Leave a comment

Spotlight on Cynthia Pierce Liefeld: Psychologist, Scuba Diver, Writing Workshop Creator

“I’ve wanted to write children’s stories for a long time, but I thought it would be best for me to put such a large goal aside and open myself up to ‘writing from the heart.’ I found the writing prompts to be inspirations for reflecting on both my childhood and adulthood…”

Continue Reading June 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

Spotlight on Sharon Ann Wildey, Writer

Sharon Ann Wildey is a lawyer, ordained minister, conflict mediator, teacher, writer, and poet who mentors young men and women from a variety of professions and countries. She participated in Writing from the Heart in the fall of 2010…

Continue Reading January 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm 7 comments

Spotlight on Renee Canter Johnson, Novelist

First in a series of interviews with “Writing from the Heart” alums, featuring their stories and their work…

Continue Reading November 24, 2015 at 8:01 pm 3 comments

Does Writing from the Heart Really Matter?

“I believe that if one of us cares enough to write something, someone else will care enough to read it,” says Julia Cameron, [and adds] “We are all in this together, I believe, and our writing and reading one another is a powerful comfort to us all…”

Continue Reading October 14, 2015 at 6:43 pm Leave a comment

rules of spontaneous prose (by jack kerouac)

Jack Kerouac’s brilliant, heartfelt advice about writing. Typically, silliness mixed in with profound wisdom. What a great mind and a loving heart the man had!

Continue Reading February 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

Is My Book Idea Worth Pursuing?

I am often asked by hesitant, would-be authors if I would take a look at their manuscripts and then tell them whether I think their idea for a book is “worth pursuing.” I always look at the work before answering the question. But, to be honest, I have never yet answered that question with a “no.” And it’s hard for me to imagine the circumstances in which I ever would. Here’s why…

Continue Reading November 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm 3 comments

Hulstrand’s Five Golden Rules of Editing

The five most important rules to follow when editing your work.

Continue Reading September 26, 2010 at 12:14 am 1 comment

Ten Rules of the Road for Writing from the Heart

This is a distillation of the things I think it is most important to remember when writing from the heart. With thanks to Anne Lamott, Brenda Ueland, Julia Cameron, Robert Wolf, Nancy Slonim Aronie, and all the other mentors and guides who have influenced and encouraged me.

Continue Reading September 19, 2010 at 2:47 am 3 comments

Writing from the Heart in Essoyes

Fond memories of Writing from the Heart 2008…and anticipation of a new adventure in Essoyes!

Continue Reading April 14, 2009 at 7:15 pm Leave a comment


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